WOMAN WITH BLACK AND BROWN HANDBAG : Girlfriend where have you been? I hardly see you around town.
ANIMAL PRINT TOP: I Am around, we just don’t meet on our way to work these days. And if it wasn’t for this loaf of bread we wouldn’t have met (laughs).
Are you buying something? Bring your items and let me pay for you (stretches hand to fetch the items)
BLACK AND BROWN HANDBAG: (standing the other side of the Till) Are you catching a taxi home?
ANIMAL PRINT: no (shakes her head). Of late I walk home.
BLACK AND BROWN HANDBAG ( surprised) Why? That distance is too much to walk.
ANIMAL PRINT: Uuum, you are right. Even my shoes of late are all worn out. (giving cashier a P50 to pay).
Things are a bit tight these days.
CASHIER: (jokingly) Come and see me later, I will buy you a pair.
( Lady laughs walking away)
WOMAN IN PINK TOP: Why would you want to buy her a pair shoes, you hardly know her?
CASHIER: I heard her say her shoes are worn out.
I am wondering what kind of boyfriend she has who lets a beautiful woman like her wear old shoes. (smiles)
WOMAN IN BROWN TROUSERS: Typical of men! They don’t mind parting with their hard earned cash to buy a pair of shoes for a woman they don’t even know?
CASHIER: Sister what is a mere pair shoes? That’s nothing compared to houses we build only to be dumped or kicked out.
BROWN TROUSERS: Now why would you be booted out after doing something so noble?
You sound bitter about being kicked out after helping your woman
CASHIER: She can’t be my woman when she has kicked me out or can she?
Women fall in love with hidden agendas.
When they see that your pockets temporarily seem to have developed holes they show you the door.
BROWN TROUSERS: Were you shown the door, while your woman looked for someone else to finish off the house you started building?
CAHSIER : You speak as if you were there my sister.
In no time the house was roofed. (handing over change)
MAN IN GREY OVERALLS: Sorry my man. Most men have gone down that road.
And we have learnt town girls are smart and out to wipe men clean.
CASHIER: But life has to go on. It’s part of life. So buying that lady shoes won’t be a big deal.
(Voice reporter jumps into a taxi and finds passengers talking about women and their weird ways of saving money)
TAXI DRIVER : Women are funny at times and if you were to do things the way they want you would go insane.
The other day I accompanied my wife to buy clothes for our children.
And we spent endless hours to buy a few items.
MAN IN WHITE SHIRT: Monna (My man ) what was the problem? Is it because you didn’t have enough money and you were not agreeing on certain things?
TAXI DRIVER: Kae? I was taken round all the malls and every shop in Francistown, before she could decide what to buy.
MAN IN WHITE SHIRT: If you ask them why they are doing all that , they tell you they are saving money! If you calculate, you will find she has saved only P2 (shakes his head).
PINK TOP: Are you not aware that life is tough these days and we have to be frugal something which men don’t seem to understand at all.
TAXI DRIVER: But do you people know that time is money?
The more time I spend in the long queues to buy one item on special the money I lose.
MAN IN WHITE: Women my brother are complex human beings who operate very differently from me and you.
A woman doesn’t mind to come into town just to buy a2kg washing powder which she could have bought at the grocery store near her house.
WOMAN WEARING SPECS: Ijo! Those shops have ridiculous prices.
Their prices are double prices in town plus you can get stuff on special.
MAN IN WHITE SHIRT: Even their cooking takes long.
They can start in the morning take the whole day and only serve in the evening! Everything they do takes ages.
TAXI DRIVER: If you want to faint, ask a woman to cook for you when you are very hungry…..
(Voice reporter drops off leaving the passengers in stitches)